Los Angeles-based actor Jonathan Roumie, renowned for his portrayal of Jesus Christ in “The Chosen,” recently spoke with Fox News Digital about his Christian faith, prayer life and a special Advent prayer challenge he’s undertaking in collaboration with the Hallow app. Roumie’s commitment to his Christian values and the impact of prayer on his life serves as an inspiration for believers seeking peace and tranquility amid the chaos of the world.
Roumie emphasized the transformative power of prayer, expressing the importance of disconnecting from the divisive and anxiety-inducing aspects of life by connecting with Jesus. His collaboration with the Hallow app aims to guide people through a 25-day Advent prayer challenge, offering prayers, meditations on Scripture, Bible readings and more.
The actor stressed that building a habit of prayer is more accessible than people might think. He shared, “As you consistently tap into that habit, you find your relationship with Jesus growing deeper and deeper, just automatically.” This, he believes, leads to an experience of greater peace, joyfulness and the ability to face life’s challenges with resilience.
Roumie also addressed the challenge of maintaining focus on prayer in today’s distracting world. He acknowledged the role of technology in contributing to distraction but also highlighted the Hallow app as a tool to combat such distractions. With thousands of prayers and scriptural meditations available, Roumie finds the app a valuable resource to create quiet moments with the Lord, regardless of one’s location.
Reflecting on personal experiences, Roumie shared a pivotal moment of surrendering to God, a simple act that led to transformative changes in his life. He encouraged others to trust in God amidst challenging times, stating, “God hasn’t forsaken us. He’s faithful to us to the very end.”
The Hallow app, not a replacement for Scripture but a complement, provides robust access to the Bible, including Roumie’s narration of most of the New Testament. The app also offers resources for mental health and music, enhancing the prayer and worship experience.
Roumie emphasized the impact of playing the role of Jesus in “The Chosen” on his own faith journey. It prompted him to examine and deepen his relationship with Jesus, challenging him to grow closer and fostering a deeper prayer life.
As Christians navigate the stresses and strains of life, Jonathan Roumie’s insights serve as a call to action. To deepen their prayer lives, believers can find restoration and purpose, recognizing the transformative power of surrender and cultivating a relationship with Jesus through consistent prayer. As Advent unfolds, Roumie’s collaboration with the Hallow app offers a meaningful opportunity for believers to embark on a journey toward a more profound connection with God.
James Lasher is Staff Writer for Charisma Media.